journalists, suggests that the obama administration has had a chilling effect on journalism. congress is considering a media shield block to protect confidentiality. and what does all of this mean to the future of the media and our democracy? to discuss this, we're joined by jordan valinski, from tech blog, and on skype, phil bron stein, reporting, and welcome to "the stream" everyone. and phil, no question, the media landscape is changing, primarily due to digital. but the interesting, and i think certainly lesser probed issue here is why news consumption is on the decline. what are your thoughts? >> well, i'm not sure that consumption of information that we would considering to news, first i want to say that i'm not the executive director, that's robert rosenthal, but i'm on the board. >> our apologies. >> no problem. so i think that whether it's mill enials or other age groups in the demographics, i don't think there's less interest. we have a relationship with a group called you speak, a spoken word organization. now in 50 cities, thousands and thousands of kids between 14 and 19.